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Rua Rai mundo Veras ,1140 | Recreio dos banderanties, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22795- 115, Brazil (Barra da Tijuca)
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014
Hamish1986 Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Derby, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked in for 5 nights in early April with 3 days of lessons. The 3 instructors were brilliant and looked after everyone well in the water. Breakfast (basic but plenty of it) was at 7.30 in the outside area and by 8.00 we were on our way in the van to the beach (5 mins away) All the staff... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

I have stayed in a lot of hostels around the world and this is one of the best. To make a reservation I just picked up the phone the night before and it was done. Extremely clean, with a whole team of cleaners working constantly. Only two dorms, one smaller and cheaper, but still perfectly good, with a couple of... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

we did an online reservation and kept writing emails with the staff until the day we arrived. when we arrived there was no reservation. same thing happened to other people we met there. so we had to change twice the room. the guys who worked there were really friendly. but the female staff didn't seem very motivated. we had the... More

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Rockland, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

THE STAY PART: We booked for 3 nights, and after the 2nd night we went to another hotel to sleep. We booked the Sand Dunes double occupancy room with our own private bathroom. Unfortunately our room smelled bad, our shower had no pressure and NO HOT WATER! After a day in the sun with sun screen and sand in your... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

Had such a great time at this place! Despite a hiccup being picked up from the airport which we managed to sort out in the end, we really enjoyed this place. It's super close to the beach & surf lessons in the morning were great fun! There is a mall close by for groceries, shopping & food OR head into... More

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nick_yap
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

Despite being only one of two guests, the staff were completely attentive and very friendly. As the owner of a surf camp myself, this gets a full 5-star rating. Can't beat the vicinity to the beach, the price of accomodations (they have a full range: from surfer-style affordability to private-room a/c), and, I must again mention the great staff. Very... More

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South Lake Tahoe, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Wow,this place is rad!! Had the priviledge to hang and surf with these great and friendly people at Rio surf and stay!! I did not stay at the hostel,but took a taxi from my hotel in the mornings to surf and hang. The staff at surf and stay were super friendly and offered me a delicious breakfast while i waited... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

We spent 10 days at Rio surf and stay and we had really great time there. I have read the reviews before I booked, and I was little afraid about the negative things I read. I was searching a lot for accomodation and surf rental in Rio on reasonable price, close to the spots and they had far the best... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013 via mobile

I will not have a bad word said about this place! Yes I didn't realise how far it was from Rio de Janeiro... BUT - it turned out even better than I expected. It's so homely, safe, friendly and relaxing! I'm from one of the busiest cities in the world, London! I didn't get to see Carnival at all in... More

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arequipa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

the only risk is to want to stay (all your life)!!! let me tell you if you've planned to stay only 2 or 3 days it's really not enough!!!! I'm French and decided to take surf lessons here for two weeks and it was still not enough, you get addicted to this bohemian life and the kindness and professionalism of... More

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Also Known As:
Rio Surf n Stay Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Address: Rua Rai mundo Veras ,1140 | Recreio dos banderanties, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22795- 115, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Barra da Tijuca
Hotel Style:
Ranked #63 of 339 Specialty lodging in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A Surf styled House with a beautiful tropical nature land setting, 1 block back from the Surf beach Macumba. A great get away from the main Rio City,with a local bus ride in 1hr you arrive into the hidden gem of Rio. Relaxed, safe and preserved beaches with amazing nature land scape. This Surf Hostel has all surfing equipment for all levels and certified English speaking instructors. Rooms are all with ceiling fans and newly renovated and cleaned daily. All our rooms have ensuites and lockers. ... more   less 
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